Students of Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management of Daffodil International University organized an educational study tour to visit Khagrachori, Rangamati and Shajek Valley from February 15-17, 2018. Sajek Valley is an emerging tourist spot in Bangladesh situated among the hills of Kasalong range of mountains in Sajek union, Baghaichhari Upazila in Rangamati District. 110 students, faculty members, administrative employees and their family members joined the tour.
To promote & develop community based tourism and ensure local people’s economic benefit students stayed in Shajek, Moitri and Niribili cottages managed by residents of that area. They had local food there. They visited Risang Jharna, Alutila Guha, Kanglak para, Helipad and local shops. The journey started on 15th February night and ended in 18th February morning. Tourists of all ages joined the tour as they believe “Tourism for All”. The gathering enjoyed, experienced and learnt a lot during the tour.
In addition, Sajek Valley is an emerging tourist spot in Bangladesh situated among the hills of Kasalong range of mountains in Sajek union, Baghaichhari Upazila in Rangamati District. The valley is 1800 feet above sea level. Sajek valley is known as the Queen of Hills & Roof of Rangamati. Most attractions of the spot are sun set, rain, morning, evening, and night and aborigine people.
In Rangamati we visited most of the Tourist Places including Kaptai Lake, Hanging Bridge, Sajek Valley and much more. The spot is a tourist haven for the traveler. The place is mainly famous for its tribal textile “Thami”, handmade clothes.
Rangamati is a tourist haven in Bangladesh. It is a paradise on the earth is found with a waterfall pouring down cold, a liquid to revive you from the tiresome trek. The greenery of the hill will be sooth your eyes and the fresh air will strengthen your lungs. The sky is a brilliant blue where you can make a visit seeming merely a walk in the clouds.
As far as your eyes can see, you will find small hills covered with green trees, Joom crops (a particular type of crop cultivated on the hills), tribal houses and snake-like roads and highways. A land with lakes welcomes you with fresh chilled air.
The department of THM (Tourism and Hospitality Management) always contributes to promote and develop tourism destinations of unique value. The students are provided with real-life training to develop all-inclusive tour packages and to work as tour guide, tour planner and managers which eventually make them capable of being entrepreneurs in travel trade.
Tourism is one of the most promising income and employment generating sectors. In line with that tourists are responsible to insist on sustainability of a tourism destination through observation and inserting valuable suggestions for the generations. By visiting the destinations the department of THM has highlighted the value of nature-base, community-base, adventuresome above all domestic tourism.